Archive for July, 2003

Failure equals success

July 15th, 2003 – 10:41 pm
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Check out the latest This Modern World comic from Tom Tomorrow, Foreign Policy Made E-Z. Oh, and, if you’re so inclined, pre-order his latest book too (and that’s a link that makes money for Tom, not me).

Caitlín R. Kiernan on Iraq

July 13th, 2003 – 9:38 pm
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Last week writer Caitlín R. Kiernan posted to her weblog: Months ago, I promised not to speak in this blog of the war in Iraq or President Bush. And I’ve kept my promise. I’d grown tired of the hate mail. So, I’ve sat here in silence, as we invaded and “won,” and the media giants […]

The cost of occupying Iraq

July 10th, 2003 – 10:27 pm
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Yes, there is the cost in the lives of American troops, but there’s also the cost in cash, which is now up to $3.9 billion every month. Aren’t they worried that this will cut into future tax cuts for the rich?

The “L” word

July 7th, 2003 – 10:32 pm
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A rather annoyed Tom Tomorrow of This Modern World posted: An aide to Mr. Lieberman said: “Everyone wants a race against Dean. Everyone has looked at the research, and he looks easiest to bring down. He’s positioned himself as a liberal, and liberals don’t win here.” “What the Democrats want more than anything else in […]

Knowledge is power

July 6th, 2003 – 9:53 pm
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The latest project from the MIT Media Lab is called Government Information Awareness: Mission To empower citizens by providing a single, comprehensive, easy-to-use repository of information on individuals, organizations, and corporations related to the government of the United States of America. To allow citizens to submit intelligence about government-related issues, while maintaining their anonymity. To […]

Something funny

July 4th, 2003 – 10:24 am
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Another reason to love The Onion: Bush Asks Congress For $30 Billion To Help Fight War On Criticism

A bit of Fourth of July reading

July 4th, 2003 – 10:14 am
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Noam Chomsky: A few words on Independence Day Michael Kazin: A Patriotic Left Frederick Douglass: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro Jim Hightower: Wave Our Flag Jack Newfield: American Rebels

This is not a quagmire….or maybe it is

July 3rd, 2003 – 9:18 pm
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It seems that the American people may be slowly starting to understand that occupying Iraq for an extended period of time may not be so easy after all. Now let’s see if the results in a few weeks drop that number below 50%.

Just breathe less

July 3rd, 2003 – 8:42 pm
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Why is it that the Bush administration spends so much time trying to get things done that the American people would oppose if they were told the truth about them? A good example of this is the new “Clear Skies Initiative” that is supposed to replace the Clean Air Act. As Frank O’Donnell of Clean […]